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8 Google Employees Invented Modern AI. Here's the Inside Story


Eight Google employees revolutionized AI with the 'Transformers' paper in 2017, introducing a groundbreaking model architecture known as transformers. These models have spearheaded advancements in AI products including ChatGPT and various image generators. The authors, now recognized as pioneers, have since left Google to pursue related entrepreneurial ventures, often using transformers as the base technology.

  • The 'Transformers' paper is known as 'Attention Is All You Need'.
  • Transformers architecture is fundamental to ChatGPT.
  • The paper was authored by eight Google researchers.
  • All eight authors have left Google since the paper.
  • The work on transformers began around 2014.